College Level Examination Program
CLEP consists of a series of examinations that test an individual’s college level knowledge gained through course work, independent study, cultural pursuits, travel, special interests, military service schools, and professional development. CLEP General and Subject examinations are accepted for credit by more than 2,900 colleges and universities. Currently there are 34 test titles available. For a listing of all the test titles available, please visit http://www.collegeboard.com/clep/.
The American Council on Education (ACE) recommends the minimum score for awarding credit but each institution determines its acceptable score and the amount of credit granted for each examination. Before taking any CLEP exam, CLEP candidates should first check with an adviser or guidance counselor at the educational institution of their choice to determine the exact score required and the amount of credit granted for each test. Each CLEP candidate is responsible for paying all applicable fees before taking a CLEP test.
In order to first reserve a specific date and time for testing, please call the Testing Center at (870) 391-3533 to make your appointment. Note that the Center at North Arkansas College charges a separate and non-refundable reservation fee of $15 to make an exam appointment. Since the Center does not handle cash, this fee must be paid in advance at the Student Accounts Office in the South Campus’ main building. The Student Accounts Office will accept cash, checks, money orders and credit cards in payment. At that time they will issue a receipt which must be presented at the Testing Center during candidate check-in as proof of reservation fee payment.
The current testing fee for a single CLEP exam is $77. If a candidate schedules multiple tests on a single day, each test must be paid for separately. The Testing Center’s $15 reservation fee, however, is good for an entire day of testing, whether a candidate schedules one or a dozen CLEP exams at the same time. Full payment of the testing fee must be made at the Center and is required at the time of check-in. Personal checks and money orders made out to CLEP or credit cards only are accepted by the Center.
On behalf of the CLEP sponsor, Educational Testing Service (ETS), the Testing Center is authorized to collect all testing fees due before any examination begins. Note that testing fees are forwarded to ETS at the close of each business day; the Testing Center does not hold any check or money order in their office overnight. For more specific information on CLEP – including individual test study guides as well as options for military personnel and veterans – please go to http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html